Thursday, April 21, 2011

Maybe it is time to put down your cell phone and walk away

Constant stimulation may not be good for our brains. 

All those tweets, apps, updates may drain brain explains:

There's growing concern among scientists that indulging in these ceaseless disruptions isn't good for our brains, in much the way that excessive sugar or fat - other things we evolved to crave when they were in shorter supply - isn't good for our bodies.

And some believe it's time to consider a technology diet.

A team at UCSF published a study last week that found further evidence that multitasking impedes short-term memory, especially among older adults. Researchers there previously found that distractions of the sort that smart phones and social networks present can hinder long-term memory and mental performance.

Hat tip: The Thinking Mother, who has some more thanks about this Techno Brain Drain

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